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Karlin Love


Residency location Eddystone Point, 1998

Artist statement

My Dombrovskis Wilderness Residency was at Eddystone Point in 1998. I was especially interested in the rhythms and energy of that environment: surf, tide, wind, birds, rockpool life, etc. I recorded many hours of natural sounds and improvisations. It gave me time and focus to explore, critically reflect and extend my practice and taught me much about my creative process and led to greater courage and depth in my work. This was a turning point toward greater emotional intensity in my work whether strong and powerful, tense and brooding or delicate and joyful.

Artist biography

Karlin Love is a US-born composer and performer living in Launceston. She moved to Australia in 1989 to take the position of woodwind lecturer at the University of Tasmania in Launceston where she taught clarinet, saxophone, theory, composition and improvisation until 1997. She taught music education, composition, music technology, guitar and primary curriculum music and is now a freelance performer, composer and teacher.

Karlin aims to gently extend and expand traditional sound worlds and provoke greater democracy in ensemble music-making. Her works have been recorded by Clarity clarinet quartet, The Chordwainers leather ensemble, and the University of Tasmania Wind Ensemble.

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The artwork featured in the exhibition include six tracks of recorded compositions. Click here to listen to some of these works.